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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Landmark
“If Seattle is known for anything, this is it. If views are your thing, purchase a ticket and check out the newly renovated observation deck. For an better view that includes the Space Needle, head over to Kerry Park!”
  • 487 locals recommend
Park
“Classic Seattle viewpoint. From here, the Space Needle looks like it is taller than the downtown skyline. ”
  • 446 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The most famous glass artist in the country, born south of Seattle in Tacoma, displays his finest collection of works downtown just below the Space Needle. A must see for an art lover. ”
  • 299 locals recommend
Museum
“This is a fantastic museum of Modern Pop Culture. They have rooms divided by music, fantasy, horror, sci-fi, and gaming. This is part of the city pass. ** The City Pass offers a variety of locations for about 50% off of the door admissions. The pass is valid for 9 days. ”
  • 241 locals recommend
Outdoor Sculpture
“The Fremont Troll is nearby and it's a fun sight to see! Make sure to try out one of the great coffee shops nearby or locally-caught fish. ”
  • 269 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Museum of Pop Culture, Pacific Science Center, and much more all call Seattle Center home. Just a quick walk from the hotel you'll see all the iconic sights in one afternoon! Then jump on the monorail and head downtown to Pike Place Market. ”
  • 185 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Curious minds of all ages can escape to the captivating world of augmented and virtual reality. ”
  • 106 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The Original North Seattle Micro brewery. This place has one of the best beer gardens in the Northwest. ”
  • 152 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
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“There’s no landmark more popular in Seattle than the Space Needle. It’s the symbol of our magnificent city; known the world around. That’s why more than one million people visit the icon every single year and observation deck stands 520-feet above Seattle (the structure is 605-feet altogether), and it offers 360 degree panoramic views of the area. The landmark is open 365 days a year.Take in stunning views from vantages around town, including Kerry Park and the Seattle Great Wheel on the waterfront. Learn all about the region’s deep aviation roots among the vintage airplanes and spacecraft at the Museum of Flight. Feel the wind on your face as you cruise across Puget Sound on a Washington State Ferry. Sip offerings from more than 100 different Washington wineries in nearby Woodinville. Or peer up at more than a thousand colorful glass discs suspended overhead in Chihuly Garden and Glass. Seattle is a sightseer’s paradise.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Hip hot spot near Seattle Center featuring a huge menu filled with Cajun-Creole inspired cuisine. Great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or just pop in for a drink at the bar. Check out their 1/2 price breakfast happy hour Monday through Friday.”
  • 99 locals recommend
Chocolate Shop
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“Chocolate and sightseeing combined! Tour Theo Chocolate factory. Great fun. ”
  • 141 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Great neighborhood to taste Theo chocolate, shop, many great restaurants, close to the canal for a beautiful walk post the Sunday Market. ”
  • 102 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“This is a great way to get a feel for Downtown Seattle. The duck boats share the history of downtown and give local recommendations. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Delicious local organic eats. Wines galore. Cozy atmosphere perfect for solo at the bar or a date!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Unique farmers market where you can find handmade, local, and vintage treasures! Great place to grab a bite to eat and it’s open year round! ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“How to Cook a Wolf is an elegant local restaurant on Queen Anne Avenue, for a nice night out for two or a small group.”
  • 62 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Hip hot spot near Seattle Center featuring a huge menu filled with Cajun-Creole inspired cuisine. Great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or just pop in for a drink at the bar. Check out their 1/2 price breakfast happy hour Monday through Friday.”
  • 99 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Delicious local organic eats. Wines galore. Cozy atmosphere perfect for solo at the bar or a date!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“How to Cook a Wolf is an elegant local restaurant on Queen Anne Avenue, for a nice night out for two or a small group.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Korean Restaurant
“Korean fusion, good cocktails, you probably need a reservation. Crispy eggplants & chorizo rice cakes are my favorites”
  • 75 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Good brunch, lunch and dinner. Great place for families to get breakfast. It can get busy on weekends, so arrive early or grab a coffee before you go and wait a few mins for a table.”
  • 60 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This fine-dining restaurant has been credited as being one of the best restaurants in America. Canlis serves meals by the course and has a dress code. The views from this home-turned-restaurant are unbeatable. If the price is in your budget, we recommend not missing this exceptional dining experience.”
  • 66 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Phenomenal seafood restaurant, completely captures the essence of Seattle dining. They don't take reservations so the best way to avoid the long wait is to arrive a little before they open to be in the first seating. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best Seattle taco restaurants, this location is easier to park near South Lake Union”
  • 7 locals recommend

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